17 - 20.08.18 passage to Valaam by the cruise ship “ Yuri Andropov” for the feast of Transfiguration of Our Lord
From 17 to 20 August annually there is a festive passage to celebrate the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It comes over at a comfortable cruise ship and it includes 2-day stay on Valaam island. The passage is accompanied by a priest. Before departure the prayer for travelers takes place on the board of the ship. The ship arrives in Big Nikonovsky bay. After arrival the pilgrims who want to participate in festive church services are brought to the central homestead of the monastery by shuttle boat.
Accommodation and meals for pilgrims are organized on board of the ship. There are 3-time meals in the ship restaurants (the menu of the meals corresponds to the rules of Orthodoxy). Sightseeing program includes visits to all main active monastic hermitages: Voskresensky (Resurrection), Konevsky and Nikolsky.
Departure from St. Petersburg at 19.00
Arrival in isl. Valaam at 08.00. Sightseeing walking tour: hermitages of Vaalam island, Mount of Olives, inland lakes. Also sightseeing tour on central monastic homestead with boat trip along the picturesque shore line of Vallaam Archipelago , from the boat the tourists can see as well some island hermitages. Trip to vespers and matins service (as an option)
Holy Liturgy in Transfiguration Cathedral. Festal dinner on shipboard. Optional sightseeing tour on remote island hermitages. Departure from Valaam at 22.00
Arrival in St. Petersburg at 08.00
The tourists will have an opportunity to participate in celebration, to worship St. Sergius and St. Herman of Valaam hallows and St Antipa of Valaam hallows
Full board: 1-st day supper is served; 2-nd day breakfast is not served; 4-th day breakfast is served.
|De Luxe||39 900||-||-||-|
|Double 2-level||-||26 700||26 100||-|
|Quadruple cabin 2-level||19 100||17 800||17 400||18 400|
|Quadruple cabin 1-level ( for 3 passangers)||-||-||-||16 000|
|Quadruple cabin 1-level||-||-||-|
a discount for children up to 14 years inclusive – 15%
for groups from 25 tourists there is group discount.
early booking discounts.
Accommodation in a cabin of chosen category
Full board in the restaurant of the cruise ship
Guide’s information during the trips
Sightseeing tours according to the program